ERTC

HILTON ANTWERP, BELGIUM | 19 – 21 OCTOBER 2021
CREATING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR REFINING ENGINEERS THROUGH INTERACTIVE COLLABORATION

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

We are delighted to announce that ERTC: Ask the Experts will be taking place in-person this coming October with our co-host Total.

The pandemic has provoked new challenges and opportunities for the refining industry and ERTC: Ask the Experts will provide process engineers with the platform to pose their burning questions to Europe’s leading experts. Resolve your major unit and process conundrums with your peers, including subjects around Hydroprocessing, Co-processing, FCC units, and Turnarounds.

There has not been a better time for the industry to collaborate, network and resolve our cross-industry obstacles. Through our unique interactive and innovative formats including Q&A Panels, short demos and networking activities, all your questions will be answered.

To stay up to date with the latest event announcements and topics, register your interest below.

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UNIQUE FORMATS 

It has been an interesting two years for process engineers with disrupted processes, quick strategic pivoting and working remotely all raising new conundrums. Ask the Experts is the perfect platform to hear solutions through our various unique formats.

Experts in Action

Get your questions answered through short, sharp and snappy demonstrations highlighting the latest technology or solution with practical insight and explanations to apply as soon as you return to the office.

Expert Q+A Panels

Share your ideas with our extensive hour-long panel discussion made up of both refiners and technology providers. Pose your questions via the live interactive app Sli.do and live from the floor to hear your peer’s experiences and solutions.

Technical Workshops & Roundtables

Some problems cannot be resolved with a simple answer, which is why we have dedicated extended workshops and roundtables to get to the bottom of the issue. By applying your knowledge from the panels and experts in actions, you can have in-depth conversations with your peers to find the right solution.

ERTC ATE 2021 THEMES

ERTC ATE offeres the chance to collaborate directly with process engineers of Europe’s major refineries. The industry is at a crossroads and refiners are on the hunt for their burning technical questions to be answered. This is the opportunity for technology and solution providers with extensive experience in the field to build relationships with new customers with your latest solutions.

Can you offer your expertise and solutions to our topics? Get in touch with Sandil Sanmugam on [email protected] or +44 207 384 7744

HYDROPROCESSING

RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS

ALKYLATION

SHUT DOWN AND TURN DOWN PREPARATIONS

FCC

CRUDE AND VACUUM DISTILLIATION

REFORMING AND ISOMERATION

ERTC ATE DRAFT AGENDA 2021

 

DAY 1

 

 

19th October

08.20

Rise and shine: Register, grab a coffee and catch up with your peers

08:50

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09:00

Total Welcome Address

09:15

[Panel] Shaping the Refinery of the Future in the Energy Transition 

·       Where can downstream players fit in the energy transition? Can CO2 be embraced as a resource?

·       Creating the sustainable refinery of the future and the competencies required for today’s engineers.

·       Understanding the regulatory landscape ahead for the refining community.

·       Digitalisation and Industry 4.0: How will engineers work in the future to do this? How does it affect engineer competencies?

 

10:00

Speed Networking

10:25

Morning Catch Up

 

HYDROPROCESSING

10:55

Ask the Experts Panel: Hydroprocessing
In this one-hour session we will focus on the top 5 questions from our call for papers process. Experts will provide answers with in-depth analysis and exchange ideas with our audience. Topics will include hydrocracking, profitability; feed poisons and fouling; corrosion; catalysts; hydrogen; optimization; reliability; mechanical integrity.

11:55

Experts in Action: Hydroprocessing
A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

12:10

Experts in Action: Hydroprocessing
A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

12:25

Lunch

 

CRUDE & VACUUM DISTILLATION

13:30

Ask the Experts Panel: Crude & Vacuum Distillation
In this one-hour session we will focus on the top 5 questions from our call for papers process. Experts will provide answers with in-depth analysis and exchange ideas with our audience. The discussion will cover profitability; safety; crude distillation; crude preheat units; desalting; vacuum distillation.

14:30

Experts in Action: Crude & Vacuum Distillation

A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

 

FCC

14:45

Ask the Experts Panel: FCC

In this one-hour session we will focus on the top 5 questions from our call for papers process. Experts will provide answers with in-depth analysis and exchange ideas with our audience. The discussion will cover profitability; safety; environmental; process; catalysts; dealing with heavy crudes; reliability.  

15:45

Experts in Action: FCC

A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

 

16:00

Afternoon pick me up

16:30

Rotating Roundtables

Join smaller groups of peers to understand in greater depth the solutions to specific refining problems, and contribute your experience in this area; all guided by an expert in the field – heated debate welcome! Delegates will rotate every 20minutes and attend all four roundtables.

 

17:50

End of Day 1

18:10

Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner

 

DAY 2

 

20th October

08:40

Rise and Shine: Catch a Quick Breakfast

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09:05

Collaboration Keynote: Refinery Off-Gas Project in TOTAL’s Antwerp Refinery and Petrochemical Complex

 

REFORMING & ISOMERISATION

09:25

Ask the Experts Panel: Reforming & Isomerisation
In this one-hour session we will focus on the top 5 questions from our call for papers process. Experts will provide answers with in-depth analysis and exchange ideas with our audience. The discussion will explore; environmental issues; safety; catalysts; profitability; energy efficiency; isomerisation; metal use.

 

10:25

Morning Coffee Break

 

RENEWABLE & ALTERNATIVE FUELS PRODUCTION

10:55

Ask the Experts Panel: Renewable Fuels & Alternative Fuels
The discussion will cover profitability; blending; environmental regulation; technology; catalysts; bio-feedstock; sustainability; co-processing; 

 

11:55

Expert in Action: Renewable Fuels & Alternative Fuels
A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

12:10

Lunch

 

ALKYLATION

13:40

Ask The Experts Panel: Alkylation
In this one-hour session we will focus on the top 5 questions from our call for papers process. Experts will provide answers with in-depth analysis and exchange ideas with our audience. The discussion will cover corrosion management; catalysts; acid levels; gasoline production; process safety; lifetime extension.

 

 

SHUTDOWN & TURNAROUND PREPARATIONS

14:40

Ask the Experts Panel: Shutdown & Turnaround Preparations
In this one-hour session we will focus on the top 5 questions from our call for papers process. Experts will provide answers with in-depth analysis and exchange ideas with our audience. The discussion will cover best practise; project and delivery management; pre-turnaround strategies; identifying and resolving forecasted risks.

15:40

Expert in Action: Shutdown & Turnaround Preparations

A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

15:55

 

Expert in Action: Shutdown & Turnaround Preparations

A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

16:10

Afternoon Coffee

 

CRUDE OIL AND PRODUCTION FLEXIBILITY

16:40

Technical Workshop: Crude Oil and Production Flexibility

17:30

End of Day Two

17:45

Drinks Reception

DAY 3

 

21st October

08:30

Rise and Shine: Get some breakfast  

 

HYDROPROCESSING PART II

09:30

Ask the Experts Panel: Hydroprocessing

The discussion will be a slido intensive discussion allowing the audience to ask their pressing questions on Hydroprocessing.

10:30

Expert in Action: Hydroprocessing
A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office. 

10:45

Expert in Action: Hydroprocessing
A technology/ solution provider will directly address an issue raised in our Call for Questions and provide a solution for you to take back to the office.

11:00

Morning catch up

 

FCC PART II

11:30

Ask the Experts Panel: FCC
The discussion will be a slido intensive discussion allowing the audience to ask their pressing questions on the FCC unit.

12:30

Lunch

13:15

Tour of Total Energies’ Antwerp Refinery 

2021 REGISTRATION

TOTAL ANTWERP REFINERY VISIT

After more than five years of work and capital expenditure of more than €1 billion, Antwerp — Total’s largest refining and petrochemicals complex in Europe — has completed its transformation. The complex is composed of a refinery that processes 338,000 barrels of crude oil per day, apetrochemical plant that manufactures base chemicals and a facility that produces polymers. It has been completely reorganized to meet three objectives: respond to market demand by manufacturing more light products that meet the strictest environmental standards, make the complex more flexible so it can use the most cost-advantaged feedstocks available and increase synergies between refining and petrochemicals.

With its 1,700 employees, Antwerp is poised to become one of Total’s most competitive complexes.

2021 SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

EXPERTS

Vanda Mandic

Vanda Mandic

DS Production Technology head, MOL Group

Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Managing Director, Equinor Refining Denmark

Laurent-Alain Brun

Laurent-Alain Brun

Head of Process Networking Group for Distillation, Total Energies

Tom Johnstone

Tom Johnstone

Director, Insite Technical Services

Lewis Kenyon

Lewis Kenyon

Hydroprocessing & Renewables Technical Specialist, Honeywell UOP

Gabriela González Lippke

Gabriela González Lippke

Hydroprocessing & Renewables Global Technology Manager, Honeywell UOP

Macarena Cabrera Gil

Macarena Cabrera Gil

Chemical Engineer of Refinery Gibraltar-San-Roque, CEPSA

Jumal Shah

Jumal Shah

Hydrogen Specialist, Johnson Matthey

Katja Cvitanovic

Katja Cvitanovic

Processing Area Manager, INA

Dave Fowler

Dave Fowler

Technical Services Manager of FCC, W.R. Grace & Co.

Sebastian Focaccio

Sebastian Focaccio

FCC Technical Specialist, Albemarle

José Soto Baron

José Soto Baron

Head of Hydrotreating and Lead on Alkylation Development, Repsol

Stephane Montmasson

Stephane Montmasson

Chief FCC Technologist, Global Customer Service, W. R. Grace & Co.

Bojan Loncar

Bojan Loncar

Turnaround Manager, INA

Arnaud Selmen

Arnaud Selmen

Senior Process Engineer, Total Energies

Randy Alexander

Randy Alexander

Partner, Reactor Resources, LLC

Austin Schneider

Austin Schneider

Director of Technology, Crystaphase

Philippe D'Hainaut

Philippe D'Hainaut

Alkylation Expert, Total Energies

Albert Van den Bosch

Albert Van den Bosch

Principal consultant , Becht

Niels Bech

Niels Bech

Principal Engineer Process Technology, Oil and Gas Refining, Equinor

Eva Andersson

Eva Andersson

Refinery Industry Manager of Global Technology, Alfa Laval

Dr. loan-Teodor Trotus

Dr. loan-Teodor Trotus

Segment Lead Hydroprocessing, hte GmbH

Tom Huizinga

Tom Huizinga

Business Development Manager, Avantium

Jari Marci

Jari Marci

Principal Consultant, Petrogenium

Lukáš Gašparovič

Lukáš Gašparovič

Process Engineer, Slovnaft

John Morales

John Morales

Director Business Development, Europe, ZymeFlow

Lucia Basile

Lucia Basile

Technical Specialist, Albemarle

Gordon Lawrence

Gordon Lawrence

Turnaround Manager, Becht

Francis Humblot

Francis Humblot

New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market, Arkema

Rebeca García Jiménez

Rebeca García Jiménez

Process Engineer of Refinery La Rábida-Huelva, CEPSA

Jake Gotham

Jake Gotham

Director, InSite Technical Services

Claudia Prati

Claudia Prati

Operations Manager of Taranto Refinery, Eni

János Mészáros

János Mészáros

Process Engineer, MOL

Tamás Németh

Tamás Németh

Process Development Engineer, MOL

Per Zeuthen

Per Zeuthen

Senior Director, Refinery Business Unit, Haldor Topsoe

Rob Van Der Mejj

Rob Van Der Mejj

Director, Reactor Resources, LLC

Koenraad Herrebout

Koenraad Herrebout

Special Projects Manager of Refining & Chemicals Division, Total Energies

Constantinos Plellis

Constantinos Plellis

Aspropyrgos Refinery Technical Director, Hellenic Petroleum

Sébastien Decker

Sébastien Decker

Refining Processes Expert, Total Energies

Stefano Riva

Stefano Riva

Technical Service Manager, BASF

David Williams

David Williams

Global Business Development Manager, Berthold

Marlou Bergboer

Marlou Bergboer

Transformation and Digitalisation Manager, Shell Pernis Refinery

Linda Liu

Linda Liu

Refinery Sales Engineer, Benelux, Alfa Laval

Sanda Telen PhD

Sanda Telen PhD

Technical Consultant, Oilcon Oil & Energy Consulting

Jacques Beuckelaers

Jacques Beuckelaers

Antwerp Platform General Manager, Total Energies

Tom Ventham

Tom Ventham

FCC Additives and Technical Services at Europe, Unicat Technologies

Dominique Tassignon

Dominique Tassignon

CEO, Mobile Water Services, Veolia Water Technologies

Carl Keeley

Carl Keeley

Key Account & Regional Sales Manager, Oil and Gas Refineries, Europe, Johnson Matthey

Frederik Baars

Frederik Baars

Technical Fellow for Refining Technology, Fluor

Colin Schaverien

Colin Schaverien

Practice Leader Renewable Resources, Petrogenium

Mark van den Broek

Mark van den Broek

Technical Fellow for Material, Corrosion & Welding, Fluor

Norbert Kovac

Norbert Kovac

Process Engineer, Slovnaft

VENUE AND ACCOMODATION

Event Address

Groenplaats 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

CONTACT US

Reach out to our team if you would like to get involved

Sandil Sanmugam

Sandil Sanmugam

Portfolio Director, Europe

t:+44 207 384 7744

Ivan Lukyanenka

Ivan Lukyanenka

Business Development Manager

t: +44 207 384 7995